We are the owners of DWAM. Both of us are avid animal lovers with years of experience caring for dogs and cats. Our "children" consist of a dog and a cat since our own children are away at college. Our animals are our family and we treat, spoil and love them as such. We understand that you do too. That is why we pride ourselves in providing the best care for your pets just as if they were ours.
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician with over 10 years of experience working with animals in the medical setting, ending in 2003 when I had my son, Caleb.
I love animals and enjoy being able to help people give their pets the very best care. I understand that pets are loved like family and I want you to be able to leave them with me without worry.
During my many years of working with animals I learned to read their body language and the various ways to put them at ease. I enjoy making one-on-one connections with pets and I do my best to make them as comfortable as they are with their own families.
I never imagined it would be so rewarding to share daily walks with my furry friends. They simply give their unlimited joy and happiness and I return the same. When I started doing the walks I was a bit fearful because I had an accident with an aggressive dog when I was a young child. However, in the two years that I've been working with these dogs at Dog Walks and More, my confidence has returned and I feel very comfortable with them. This work is the most rewarding in the world because of the trust that the pet owners have in me. I have fun with the dogs in our daily, long walks and I thank my brother who has taught me much about my adorable friends.
I enjoy afternoon walks to stretch my legs and the legs of my friends. I would be please to take your best friend with me on a hike, a run, or a calm stroll. I know how important your friend is to you and your family, so I will send you a text photo of his/her activity!
Tracy Des Combes recently moved to Vallejo from Long Beach California with her husband of thirty years, Brandon, who recently accepted a position as Branch Manager of ServiceMaster in Concord. Tracy is a dog, cat and horse lover, but spent most of her professional career as a Marketing Executive, working in the entertainment industry. Since moving to Northern California she has retired from Marketing and is thoroughly enjoying working with animals as a member of the Dog Walks and More team. Tracy and Brandon have five grown kids, two daughters and three sons, two dogs (Jake, a Border Collie and Pepper, a Dachshund) and a 18 year old Maine Coon Cat Harry.
After working in an office job for most of my adult life, I wanted a big change in my profession. I have loved animals my whole life. I find joy in spending time with all types of animals. Having three dogs and a cat at home keeps me happy and our pack is always welcoming to new additions! In our house it's "The More the Merrier!" I have had dogs and cats my whole life and can't imagine life without them. I make sure they get plenty of exercise and playtime. I will follow your instructions of how you want your pet cared for and will always keep them safe. Your pet will be well tended to and most likely spoiled in a healthy and loving way. I am proud to be a part of Dog Walks and More. It is the best job I have ever held!
I have been lucky to have had dogs and cats in my life since my childhood. They are my family-and I love them dearly. I have taken care of companion animals for many years-primarily for family and friends. I am an American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor and have also gone through extensive training at Guide Dogs for the Blind. I am very athletic so I love to run/walk/swim with dogs and play, pet and cuddle with your kitties. My professional career is as the Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at SF State. I would love to take care of your animal family at your home while you're away!